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Help for Headaches in Morristown

woman with headacheDid you know that headaches are among the most common reasons people visit a chiropractic office? “In our practice, we see patients with headaches probably every day,” said Dr. Case.

This type of pain can manifest in various forms, and it’s crucial to understand the distinctions between them. Two primary types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines, each with its own characteristics and triggers. So what are the differences?

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are often caused by stress or muscle tension in the neck and head regions. They typically present as a dull ache or pressure sensation on your forehead or temples. These headaches can be persistent and may last for several hours or even days.


A more complex type of headache, migraines, can arise from various factors, including:

  • Chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Hormonal fluctuations (often in women)
  • Stress
  • Food sensitivities

Migraines can cause intense throbbing pain, often localized to one side of the head. They may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. In addition to the pounding pain, migraines can present with other symptoms, such as

  • Aura: This is a warning sign that a migraine is imminent and can involve visual disturbances like flashing lights, zigzag lines, or temporary vision loss.
  • Light sensitivity: Many migraine sufferers experience discomfort in bright light environments.
  • Sound sensitivity: Loud noises can exacerbate a migraine headache.
  • Sensitivity to touch: The scalp on the affected side of the head may be tender to the touch.

How We Can Help

If you’re like a lot of people who experience headaches, you want to stop your reliance on OTC medication or prescription painkillers to alleviate your pain. That’s where we can help.

The first step in getting relief is scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Case. Based on her findings, she will provide customized treatment that may involve the following:

Stop the Pounding & Start the Healing

Don’t let headaches control your life. Take the first step toward relief by scheduling an appointment with Morris Spine & Sport today.


Help for Headaches Morristown, Madison, Morris Plains, Mendham and Cedar Knolls NJ | (973) 285-0888